Guavatron and SOWFLO at Guanas for NYE

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Guavatron and SOWFLO Play New Year’s Eve 2019 Bash at Guanabanas

Local fusion / improve masters and Southwest Florida reggae rockers co-headline free year-end show

Jupiter, FL – December 11, 2018 – Guanabanas Island Restaurant & Bar will end 2018 in much the same fashion as it began and spent the entire year: offering a beautiful, serene ambiance, coupled with fine food and service, and presenting some highly-entertaining live music. Guavatron and SOWFLO are set to play the venue located at 960 North Highway A1A Jupiter, FL 33477 beginning at 9 p.m. on December 31, 2018. Show is free and 21 over are welcome.

“We brought together two of our favorite acts,” says Talent Buyer Matt Cahur. “Both artists come from different places musically but together it will be a great jam rock sandwich for everyone. Guavatron’s improv-based jams never disappoint, neither does SOWFLO’s good time / Island party vibe. We invite everyone to celebrate what’s been an amazing 2018 and ring in what’s sure to be a fantastic New Year with us” A family man, Cahur also heads Roots Music, Inc., is the lead sound engineer and books all of the live music at Guanabanas, and is himself a guitarist.

Equal parts tropical fruit, band and transforming mechanized battle robot from another planet, Guavatron is a fusion four-piece based in West Palm Beach. With an emphasis on improvisation, Guavatron creates a fresh sound at every show while staying true to their dance, rock, electronica, and funk roots. They are regulars at Guanabanas’ Jerry Garcia birthday celebration. This year’s performance at Hulaween has put them at the top of the Florida jam band scene, and 2019 looks to take the band to a whole new level. Catch them in this intimate setting for NYE before it’s too late. Learn more about them here: guavatron.bandcamp.com.

SOWFLO were last seen and heard at Guanabanas’ Dirty River Reggae Fest and are South West Florida’s rock / reggae musical torchbearers. Based in Naples, FL, the band crisscrossed the American mid-west this summer, promoting their upcoming album New Shoes and their latest single called “Amalia”. SOWFLO teamed up with Damain Marley‘s engineer Marc Lee and keyboardist Young Pow to craft their latest offerings, which are dropping in 2019. The quintet’s sound is best described as a blend of rock, reggae, acoustic, hip-hop, dub, and surf, mixed in with good vibes and ganja. More details: sowflo.com.

Guanabanas is marking their 10th anniversary the Wednesday prior to New Year’s Eve with an all-day celebration featuring food and drink specials and live entertainment. Also, they are unveiling a new dining and entertainment concept in Stuart called TideHouse. The final Noche Latina of 2018 takes place Saturday, December 29, 2018 featuring Miami’s Electric Piquete and The Spam Allstars

For more information about the show and the venue, visitwww.Guanabanas.com or call 561.747.8878. 

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ABOUT GUANABANAS

Guanabanas is an open air restaurant and bar with woven tiki huts and banyan trees towering overhead and hand-chiseled coquina stone pathways underfoot. The team maintains a laid-back, island atmosphere where everyone is welcome. The award-winning menu features a fusion of Latin, fresh Florida seafood and traditional Americana fare; an all-new brunch menu is available Saturdays and Sundays. Guanabanas offers a custom catering menu and signature cocktails. Executive Chef Vinny Trupia oversees the culinary operations and also manages a community garden at the neighborhood resource center El Sol.

The establishment hosts recurring “Give Back Thursdays” to help the needs of the local community organizations, partnering with willing companies to help drive donations and  money where needed, as well as giving away stage space to allow charities to showcase their cause. Past beneficiaries include the Surfrider FoundationMartin Memorial HospitalHaiti Relief Effort, the Brave Maeve FoundationFreedom Flight for WWII Vets by the Martin County FirefightersFurry Friends, and many others.

Guanabanas’ food truck can be booked for any event by calling 561.747.8878 or emailing foodtruck@guanabanas.com.

For more information, visit www.Guanabanas.com.

MEDIA CONTACT
Mut Communications
Michael Mut
info@mutcomm.com
786.426.2277


Noche Latina at Guanabanas December 29

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Electric Piquete and the Spam Allstars Return to Guanabanas for Noche Latina December 29

Monthly Latin music series closes 2018 with two of Miami’s premiere Latin funk bands

Jupiter, FL – December 6, 2018 – The final Noche Latina / Latin music night of 2018 promises to be a very funky one. Miami’s ElectricPiquete(4 p.m., all-ages) and The SpamAllstars(9 p.m., 21 and over) will grace the stage at Guanabanas Island Restaurant & Bar (location: 960 North Highway A1A Jupiter, FL 33477) on Saturday, December 29, 2018. Both performances are free.

“These two bands will create one seamless and absolutely danceable afternoon and evening for music fans,” says Talent Buyer Matt Cahur. “We always look forward to having them here and the local community has tended to respond quite positively to them.” Cahur founded Roots Music, Inc., more than 20 years ago, and has successfully managed rock and reggae acts, and produced and promoted local and regional concerts. He is the lead sound engineer, books all of the live music at the venue, and is also an accomplished guitarist.

Electric Piquete have the distinction of being the first band to play a Noche Latina, in addition to being two-time Miami New Times’ “Best Latin Band” award winners. They mix Latin jazz with American funk and rock elements to form a largely instrumental, instantly-catchy sound. The band are currently in preparations to back soul music legend Timmy Thomas (“Why Can’t We Live Together”) in a series of concerts and in the recording studio. More information:www.ElectricPiquete.com.

The Spam Allstars are not only one of Miami’s most popular, well-known, and longest-running and accomplished bands, but they have been nominated for a Latin Grammy and toured nationally. Part hip-hop, part funk, part electronica, they were founded by musician, producer, and musicologist Andrew Yeomanson, AKA DJ Le Spam. The group’s latest release is their sixth full-length called Trans-Oceanic (2016). Learn more at www.SpamAllstars.com.

Noche Latina began as a Hispanic Heritage Month celebration three years ago and has remained a very popular recurring event. Guanabanas regularly hosts reggae, acoustic and surf-rock bands, so the Latin flavor serves as a quite an interesting musical counterpoint.  

For more information about the show and the venue, visit www.Guanabanas.com or call 561.747.8878. 

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ABOUT GUANABANAS

Guanabanas is an open air restaurant and bar with woven tiki huts and banyan trees towering overhead and hand-chiseled coquina stone pathways underfoot. The team maintains a laid-back, island atmosphere where everyone is welcome. The award-winning menu features a fusion of Latin, fresh Florida seafood and traditional Americana fare; an all-new brunch menu is available Saturdays and Sundays. Guanabanas offers a custom catering menu and signature cocktails. Executive Chef Vinny Trupia oversees the culinary operations and also manages a community garden at the neighborhood resource center El Sol.

The establishment hosts recurring “Give Back Thursdays” to help the needs of the local community organizations, partnering with willing companies to help drive donations and  money where needed, as well as giving away stage space to allow charities to showcase their cause. Past beneficiaries include the Surfrider FoundationMartin Memorial HospitalHaiti Relief Effort, the Brave Maeve FoundationFreedom Flight for WWII Vets by the Martin County FirefightersFurry Friends, and many others.

Guanabanas’ food truck can be booked for any event by calling 561.747.8878 or emailing foodtruck@guanabanas.com.

For more information, visit www.Guanabanas.com.

MEDIA CONTACT
Mut Communications
Michael Mut
info@mutcomm.com
786.426.2277


MOUSE KING Returns December 7 – 9 and 14 – 16

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MOUSE KING Returns for a Sixth Holiday Season December 7 – 9 and 14 – 16

South Miami, FL – November 13, 2018 – The magical “Kingdom of Sweets” comes alive once more. MOUSE KING, the family-friendly holiday musical and South Florida tradition written by Sesame Street veteran Noel MacNeal and award-winning singer / songwriter / prolific composer of children’s musical theater Jim Camacho, will enjoy an extended run at The Mandelstam Theaternext month. Tickets for the show, which plays Friday, Saturday and Sunday, December 7, 8, and 9, as well as 14, 15, and 16, are on sale now at www.MouseKingTickets.com.

MOUSE KING follows the adventures of Mouserick, the furry future monarch, by revisiting the story of The Nutcracker from the point of view of the mice. With a cast of master puppeteers and guest artists from New York City, along with talented local child actors, MOUSE KING brings an imaginative twist on the classic Russian ballet to life. Five consecutive years of sell outs and popular demand drove the need for a second weekend of performances for the first time.

“We are truly excited to be rolling out the show once again and I am looking forward to the curtains going up on what will be another fantastic cast,” says Camacho. “I am humbled and grateful for the response and the support given to our production. This show is truly a labor of love and holiday cheer.” Jim has written the music for several high-profile musicals, including ones that have played off-Broadway, and been part of the Bronx Zoo’s “Boo at the Zoo” celebrations.

The action is fast-paced, the music is brilliant and memorable, and the characters are loveable and instantly unforgettable. Spoiler alert: the mouse does become king. The Mandelstam Theater is located at 8530 SW 57th Ave, South Miami, FL 33143. Tickets start at $25 online and reserved seating is available. Pre-show purchase is highly recommended, as shows will sell out.

A long-time South Miami resident, Camacho is also a prolific recording artist. Beginning with the major-label rock band he co-founded with his brother Johncalled The Goods, he has released many full length collections and singles, penned music for artists such as IlonaJohnny ReidJason Morton and theChesapeake SonsAna Cristina CashChloe LangEx Norwegian, and Alex Di Leo. He’s also launched a YouTube series about South Florida artists called “Adventures in Songwriting”, and is set to release a new collection of music he created with John Camacho in early 2019.

For more information, visit www.JimCamacho.com or call 800.838.3006.

ABOUT JIM CAMACHO

Miami native Jim Camacho is prolific at writing songs, musicals and scoring children’s theater productions. His initial foray into theater began with Fools’ Paradise, which was directed and choreographed by the acclaimed Jonathan CerulloThe show ran as a full production in Miami and played to sold out workshops in New York. He has collaborated with Sesame Street and Disney veteran Noel MacNeal on several “Boo at the Zoo” Bronx Zoo productions, as well as MOUSE KING, which has become a new South Florida holiday tradition, enjoying annual sell out performances each year since premiering in 2013.

Camacho co-founded and led the standout group The Goods, which was active during the 1990s, worked with legendary producer Tom Dowd, won the prestigious “Album of the Year” Florida Jammy award, and reached #1 on the Billboard Florida Radio & Record charts with their single “I’m Not Average”. Their high-energy live show, outstanding musicianship and relentless touring led them to sign their second recording contract, this time with Polygram Records, and be featured in a VH1 documentary. The Goods shared the stage with Pearl JamThe Smithereens, Cracker and Matthew Sweet, among others.

In 2017, Camacho launched a web series called “Adventures in Songwriting”, which features fellow songwriters in a laid-back interview setting and pairs the host and the guest in a challenge to write a song in 30 minutes. The new creative output is performed at the end of the segment, and all of the tracks from the five episodes taped and webcast so far are being mixed for an EP release due in early ’19.

Jim spent part of 2018 writing for artists such as Johnny ReidJason Mortonand the Chesapeake Sons, and Ana Cristina Cash, as part of a stable of Nashville-based AbFab publishing house songwriters. Camacho is also working on a full-length solo project, his first full-length since the critically-lauded Beachfront Defeat, as well as collaborating with brother John on new music.

For more information, visit www.JimCamacho.com.

MEDIA CONTACT
Michael Mut
Mut Communications
786.426.2277
info@mutcomm.com


Mouse King Returns for a Sixth Holiday Season!

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MOUSE KING Returns to The Mandelstam Theater for a Sixth Holiday Season December 7 – 9 and 14 – 16, 2018

Who: Sesame Street veteran Noel MacNeal and award-winning singer / songwriter and prolific composer of children’s musical theater Jim Camacho, the cast of the 2018 production.

What: MOUSE KING a family-friendly holiday musical and South Florida tradition written by MacNeal and Camacho. The magical “Kingdom of Sweets” comes alive once more. Mouse King revisits the story of The Nutcracker as told from the point of view of the mice. With master puppeteers and guest artists from New York City, along with a cast of talented child actors from the Miami community, MOUSE KING brings an imaginative twist on the Nutcracker to life. Due to five consecutive years of sell outs and by popular demand, this year’s production will enjoy a second weekend of performances for the first time.

When:  

Friday, December 7th, 7 p.m.
Saturday, December 8th, 2 p.m.
Sunday, December 9th, 2 p.m.
Friday, December 14th, 7 p.m.
Saturday, December 15th, 2 p.m.
Sunday, December 16th, 2 p.m.

Where: The Mandelstam Theater, 8530 SW 57th Ave, South Miami, FL 33143.

Tickets: start at $25 online at http://mousekingtickets.com; reserved seating is available. Pre-sale tickets highly recommended, as shows will sell out.

More information:  www.JimCamacho.com or 800.838.3006.


Electric Piquete Crowd Funding Campaign

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Electric Piquete Launch Full Length and Vinyl Release Crowd Funding Campaign

Latin funk band aims to record seven songs plus covers, and issue new music

Hialeah, FL – August 20, 2018 – If lucky and good, there aren’t many things a band around for 11 years doesn’t get to do or see. Electric Piquete has twice been named “Best Latin Band” by the Miami New Times, garnered much local press, been featured on regional and national news media, played countless high profile (and crappy) gigs, joined the music festival circuit, and even tangled with Hurricane Matthew.

There are however, three glaring items on the Hialeah-based Latin funk / fusion band’s bucket list: release a full-length collection, issue music on vinyl, and run a successful crowd-funding campaign. They intend to do all three in one shot. Those interested in contributing to the cause on Indiegogo and accessing the available perks should navigate here: http://bit.ly/EPIGG.

“I’ve been itching to get back into the studio for a long time now, and this campaign is certainly going to facilitate that,” says Michael Mut, co-founder, bassist and band leader. “It’s only fitting to issue the music on vinyl, as that seems to be the only format that is selling these days. We are really excited about the new material, and are grateful for any support our family, friends and fans can offer. We invite everyone to check out the perks we have available.”

The band is offering everything from Skype instrument, theory and social media lessons, to autographed drum heads and set lists, to private performances; perks start at $15. They’ve even put longtime friend and producer Ferny Coipel up for the taking – for $150, you can have him drive to your location anywhere in the tri-county area, and have him make you Cuban coffee while serenading you with the classic Charanga 76 tune “El Café de Hialeah”. In a skirt. The featured perk is the “EP tee & CD package”, which is available for $40.

Electric Piquete’s music has been licensed by Lexus, featured in the Emmy-winning Joe Cardona documentary Miami Boheme, and on an episode of CNNGo. The band is a veritable melting pot of influences that range from rock to jazz and spiced with everything in between: funk, fusion, old-school salsa, progressive and R&B. Though mostly instrumental, they feature vocals with three-part harmonies and rapping on several numbers.

The bulk of the new material is newly-penned and relatively-new tracks, with a couple of hold-overs from previous recording sessions. There are plans to record a couple of signature cover tunes. In 2016, they issued the Singles Collection, which encapsulated the group’s most recent and noteworthy works. Last year a live version of the relatively new track “Chunk” surfaced on the band’s Soundcloud page.

Electric Piquete also features co-founder Ed Rosado on drums, ChrisCorreoso (guitar), and Rich Dixon on trumpet and flugelhorn. The band’s sound is currently augmented by Raymond Ayala on percussion and vocals, Charles Gardner on keyboards, and Robert Smiley on tenor sax and flute. Occasionally, the band features special guests Damian J. Sanchez on saxophones and flute, Maco Monthervil on vocals, and Jose Miranda on trombone.

For more information, visit www.ElectricPiquete.com or call 786.426.2277.

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MEDIA CONTACT
Mut Communications
Michael Mut
info@mutcomm.com
786.426.2277


Josh Heinrichs and SkillinJah Play Guanabanas May 31

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Josh Heinrichs and SkillinJah Celebrate the Release of Joint EP Made in California at Guanabanas May 31

Songwriting partners and former Jah Roots bandmates perform together and with special guests Artikal Sound System

Jupiter, FL – May 21, 2018 – If the popularity of Jah Roots is any indication, the combination of Josh Heinrichs and SkillinJah is a winning one. The two reggae solo artists who were once bandmates in the legendary outfit put out several full-lengths together in Jah Roots, and have since collaborated on three other releases. Issued May 20, 2018, the new EP called Made in California also features appearances by Inna Vision and Preston Lee (Ezzrah). Josh and SkilliJah will perform live at Guanabanas Island Restaurant & Bar (960 N Hwy A1A, Jupiter, FL 33477) with special guests Artikal Sound System May 31, 2018, beginning at 8 p.m. No cover, 21 and over welcome.

“We usually reserve Thursday nights for special occasions and this certainly is one of them,” says Guanabanas talent buyer Matt Cahur. “Josh and Skillinjah together is pure musical fire – add the guys from Artikal to this explosive combination and we have the makings of a very special night indeed.” Cahur owns and operates Roots Music, Inc., a Jupiter-based, 20+ year music management and promotions company that handles the live music bookings at Guanabanas; he’s also the venue’s lead sound engineer.

Creating reggae music since 2001, Springfield, Missouri-based Josh Heinrichs is not only a successful reggae singer / songwriter, but he’s also a music label head (GanJah Records which he runs along with wife Kaytee), an in-demand touring musician, having toured the entire U.S. multiple times, and hosts is own annual music festival in Springfield called Reggae Fest. Josh has shared the stage with legends such as Ziggy, Stephen, and Damian Marley, George Clinton, The Wailers, 311, Slightly Stoopid and many more. Heinrichs has been featured at California Roots, TX Reggae Fest, Chicago Reggae Fest as well as Wakarusa, Summercamp, Gathering of the Vibes and many others. His release Good Vibes 2016 topped the Billboard Reggae album chart.

Born Kyle Bell in Houston, TX, SkillinJah is also known as Baddaflexx. He became hooked on reggae soon after discovering Peter Tosh’s Equal Rights record at age 11. By the spring of 2000, he had begun performing on the Jamaican dancehall circuit, eventually releasing a single on VP Records. Not long after exiting Jah Roots in 2006, he founded the NYC reggae band 45 Shootout. He’s recorded more than 200 singles and worked with the notable producers Dean Frasier and Donahue Baker. SkillinJah is a regular on the reggae touring circuit from Jamaica to New York to Hawaii.

South Florida-based Artikal Sound System is a multicultural group unites American, Jamaican and Hispanic reggae culture. The perform nationally and internationally and have already collaborated with Redlyte, The Abbysinians, Apple Gabriel of Israel Vibration, and Biggz General, and shared the stage with Pepper, Dirty Heads, The Wailers, Steel Pulse, Yellowman, Less Than Jake, The Aggrolites, and Jesse Royal. Their last three released have hit the #2 position on Billboard’s Reggae chart.

For more information, please call 561.747.8878 or visit www.Guanabanas.com.

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ABOUT GUANABANAS

Guanabanas is an open air restaurant and bar with woven tiki huts and banyan trees towering overhead and hand-chiseled coquina stone pathways underfoot. The team maintains a laid-back, island atmosphere where everyone is welcome. The award-winning menu features a fusion of Mexican, fresh Florida seafood and traditional fare; an all-new brunch menu is available Saturdays and Sundays. Guanabanas offers a custom catering menu and signature cocktails. Executive Chef Vinny Trupia oversees the culinary operations and also manages a community garden at the neighborhood resource center El Sol.

The establishment hosts recurring “Give Back Thursdays” to help the needs of the local community organizations, partnering with willing companies to help drive donations and  money where needed, as well as giving away stage space to allow charities to showcase their cause. Past beneficiaries include the Surfrider Foundation, Martin Memorial Hospital, Haiti Relief Effort, the Brave Maeve Foundation, Freedom Flight for WWII Vets by the Martin County Firefighters, Furry Friends, and many others.

Guanabanas’ food truck can be booked for any event by calling 561.747.8878 or emailing foodtruck@guanabanas.com.

For more information, visit www.Guanabanas.com.

MEDIA CONTACT
Mut Communications
Michael Mut
786.426.2277
info@mutcomm.com

 

 


Latin Night is Back at Guanabanas!

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Noche Latina Returns to Guanabanas April 7 with Locos Por Juana, Pepe Montes Trio and DJ Ephniko

 After a brief hiatus, the monthly Latin music series returns with a doubleheader of premiere Miami-based Latin reggae band and Cuban salsa group, plus a world music DJ

 Jupiter, FL – March 14, 2018 – The monthly Noche Latina series returns to Guanabanas Island Restaurant & Bar on Saturday, April 7, 2018, featuring two prominent Miami area groups and a world music disc jockey. First up DJ Ephniko spinning during brunch, followed by the Pepe Montes Trio led by its namesake piano prodigy, and will mark the return of Locos Por Juana, the Latin urban orchestra that has found success with area music fans locally and on a national level. There is no cover to attend at any time; 21 and over are welcome after 9 p.m. The venue is located at 960 North Highway A1A, Jupiter, FL 33477.

“Locos were a hit at the last Dirty River Reggae Festival, as well as during their debut a year ago,” says Guanabanas talent buyer Matt Cahur.  “They are the perfect embodiment of Noche Latina – bilingual musicians on a quest to spread a multi-cultural message of love and unity through music. I’ve had my eye on Pepe for a while now, knowing full well he’s a Cuban musical force to be reckoned with.” Cahur runs Roots Music, Inc., a Jupiter-based, 20-year music management and promotions company, and is the lead sound engineer for Guanabanas.

Formed in 2000, Locos Por Juana pedal a style of music that is as varied as South Florida is: they mix musical influences from Miami and the Caribbean islands including reggae, Raggamuffin, and dub from Jamaica with hip-hop, rock, and funk. The group’s latest release Caribe, featuring several high-profile international guest artists including legendary rapper Talib Kweli, ChocQuibTown, Marina (Ojos de Brujo), has led them on a national and international touring jaunt since its release. Grammy and Latin Grammy-nominated, Locos are getting set to drop a new single called “Tal Vez / Someday”. More info available at www.LocosPorJuana.com.

Pepe is probably best known for his 2013 Latin Grammy win for the live all-star recording called “Salsa Giants”, but he’s also already worked with Marc Anthony, Andrea Bocelli, Laura Pausini, Celia Cruz All Stars, Sergio George, Chino y Nacho and others. He fronts a larger big-band version of his group and is a house musician of Miami’s premiere live music venue Ball & Chain. The keyboardist, composer, singer and songwriter occasionally backs other Miami-area groups, including Electric Piquete. More details: www.facebook.com/PepeMontesConjunto.

DJ Ephniko, AKA Alvaro Cuello, is a member of the Nag Champayons, who are regular Noche Latina performers, and a founder of the Patacon Conspiracy, an eclectic outfit that blends world beat, hip-hop and Nu Cumbia. He will also spin during the break between Montes and Locos.

For more information, please call 561.747.8878 or visit www.Guanabanas.com.

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ABOUT GUANABANAS

Guanabanas is an open air restaurant and bar with woven tiki huts and banyan trees towering overhead and hand-chiseled coquina stone pathways underfoot. The team maintains a laid-back, island atmosphere where everyone is welcome. The award-winning menu features a fusion of Mexican, fresh Florida seafood and traditional fare; an all-new brunch menu is available Saturdays and Sundays. Guanabanas offers a custom catering menu and signature cocktails. Executive Chef Vinny Trupia oversees the culinary operations and also manages a community garden at the neighborhood resource center El Sol.

The establishment hosts recurring “Give Back Thursdays” to help the needs of the local community organizations, partnering with willing companies to help drive donations and  money where needed, as well as giving away stage space to allow charities to showcase their cause. Past beneficiaries include the Surfrider Foundation, Martin Memorial Hospital, Haiti Relief Effort, the Brave Maeve Foundation, Freedom Flight for WWII Vets by the Martin County Firefighters, Furry Friends, and many others.

Guanabanas’ food truck can be booked for any event by calling 561.747.8878 or emailing foodtruck@guanabanas.com.

For more information, visit www.Guanabanas.com.

MEDIA CONTACT

Mut Communications

Michael Mut

786.426.2277

info@mutcomm.com    


Roots / Reggae Week in Jupiter

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Upcoming Roots / Reggae Shows at Guanabanas

Jupiter, FL – March 6, 2018 – One version of the old refrain goes “March comes in like a lamb and goes out like a lion”. At Guanabanas Island Restaurant & Bar, the month of March will definitely roar with the sounds of several high-profile roots / reggae acts, beginning with Iya Terra on March 15Pato Banton and special guest Roots Shakedown March 17, and The Expanders with Sensamotion and Dubbest March 22. All performances begin at 9 p.m. except the triple header on 3/22, which begins at 8 p.m. No cover, 21 and over are welcome. Guanabanas is located on the Loxahatchee River and near the Jupiter Inlet, at 960 North Highway A1A, Jupiter, FL 33477.

“Our crowd is definitely roots / reggae-friendly, and do we have a very special treat lined up for them,” says Talent Buyer Matt Cahur. “In about a week’s time, we will have presented one of L.A.’s premiere reggae acts in Iya Terra, British legend Pato Banton with an outstanding local group Roots Shakedown, and another L.A. reggae revivalist mainstay The Expanders, plus a couple of special guest bands.” Cahur is a Jupiter-based guitarist and the head of a music management and promotions company that boasts of a successful 20-year record. In addition, he serves as the lead sound engineer for Guanabanas.

Formed in Los Angeles about four years ago, Iya Terra take a modern approach to creating conscious sound waves that has them bound for infinite possibilities. In 2016, Iya Terra reached new heights as they toured heavily throughout the western U.S. with bands such as The Movement, New Kingston, and Arise Roots. Their third studio album Sacred Sound, released on March 17, 2017, debuted at #1 on the iTunes Reggae chart. The band’s March current tour has them winding through Texas and the Southeast before heading to Utah and Colorado. More details: iyaterra.com.

Born Patrick Murray in Birmingham, England, Pato Banton was pivotal to the rise of reggae in the U.K. during the 80s. Several high-profile guest appearances, including with UB40 and Chrissie Hines led to his solo debut, 1987’s Never Give In. He then had a U.S. college radio hit in 1990 with a cover of The Police’s “Spirits in the Material World”. He eventually hooked up with Peter Gabriel’s WOMAD organization, which took him on tour across the globe, peforming concerts and working with disadvantaged youths. Still actively touring, his latest release came in 2008: Destination Paradise.

The Expanders are a five-piece unit that pride themselves on representing the “golden era” of reggae. They are currently promoting in support of their latest full-length release, 2017’s Old Time Something Come Back Again Vol 2, as well as a brand-new single called “Blood Morning“, issued last month. The band is John Asher (drums, vocals), John Butcher (guitar, vocals), Roy Fishell (organs), Chiquis Lozoya (bass, vocals), and Devin Morrison (guitar, vocals). More info at theexpanders.net.

For more information, please visit www.Guanabanas.com or call 561.747.8878.

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ABOUT GUANABANAS

Guanabanas is an open air restaurant and bar with woven tiki huts and banyan trees towering overhead and hand-chiseled coquina stone pathways underfoot. The team maintains a laid-back, island atmosphere where everyone is welcome. The award-winning menu features a fusion of Mexican, fresh Florida seafood and traditional fare; a breakfast menu is available Saturdays and Sundays.

Guanabanas offers a custom catering menu and signature cocktails. Executive Chef Vinny Trupia oversees the culinary operations and also manages a community garden at the neighborhood resource center El Sol.

The establishment hosts recurring “Give Back Thursdays” to help the needs of the local community organizations, partnering with willing companies to help drive donations and  money where needed, as well as giving away stage space to allow charities to showcase their cause.

Past beneficiaries include the Surfrider FoundationMartin Memorial HospitalHaiti Relief Effort, the Brave Maeve FoundationFreedom Flight for WWII Vets by the Martin County FirefightersFurry Friends, and many others.

Guanabanas’ new food truck can be booked for any event by calling 561.747.8878 or emailing foodtruck@guanabanas.com. The establishment recently launched a new weekend brunch menu featuring Build Your Own Donut and Waffle Bars, $6 Bloody Marys, Mimosas, and Margaritas, $12 Bottomless Sangria, and more.

For more information, visit www.Guanabanas.com.

MEDIA CONTACT                                                                                                            
Mut Communications
Michael Mut
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Katchafire Ignites Guanabanas with Inna Vision 3/24

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New Zealand’s Katchafire to Ignite Guanabanas March 24

Legendary roots rockers’ tour of the U.S. makes a stop in Jupiter with special guests Inna Vision

Jupiter, FL – March 14, 2017 – Guanabanas Island Restaurant & Bar is a veritable oasis for live music, especially of the Caribbean kind. On Friday, March 24, down under reggae greats Katchafire will make a tour stop at the venue located at 960 North Highway A1A Jupiter, FL 33477), for an evening of music along with special guests Inna Vision. Show begins at 8 p.m., there is no cover to attend, and 21 and over are welcome. The event is being co-presented by Roots Music and Boulevard Brewing.

“Getting Katchafire to come to Guanabanas is a major score not just for lovers of reggae music, but live music fans in general,” says Talent Buyer Matt Cahur. “They combine ska and reggae and a high-energy performance with incendiary results. Inna Vision is an equally solid get for us and will be a treat for fans as well.” Cahur’s music promotions firm Roots Music has been booking, managing, and promoting reggae acts, shows and festivals for almost 20 years.

Originally a Bob Marley tribute band named after the legend’s debut recording with the Wailers Catch a Fire, Katchafire’s history begins in 1997 at the group’s hometown of Hamilton, New Zealand, in the Waikato region of the country’s North Island. Their 2002 debut single “Giddy Up” became the top-selling release of that year, which in turn made the debut full-length Revival a smash. The group now has four albums to its credit and is currently touring in support of retrospective collection called Best of So Far. Learn more at www.katchafire.co.nz.

Inna Vision is another island-based reggae outfit – the three-piece roots / reggae / dub band hails from Maui, HI. A hard-working band, the band has played more than 100 American cities during the last decade, producing four full-length and five EP releases. Their latest release is the Highest Grade EP, available on all digital distribution channels. More information available here: www.innavisionmusic.com.

For more information, please visit www.Guanabanas.com or call 561.747.8878.

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ABOUT GUANABANAS

Guanabanas is an open air restaurant and bar with woven tiki huts and banyan trees towering overhead and hand-chiseled coquina stone pathways underfoot. The team maintains a laid-back, island atmosphere where everyone is welcome. The award-winning menu features a fusion of Mexican, fresh Florida seafood and traditional fare; a breakfast menu is available Saturdays and Sundays. Guanabanas offers a custom catering menu and signature cocktails. Executive Chef Vinny Trupia oversees the culinary operations there.

The establishment hosts recurring “Give Back Thursdays” to help the needs of the local community organizations, partnering with willing companies to help drive donations and  money where needed, as well as giving away stage space to allow charities to showcase their cause. Past beneficiaries include the Surfrider Foundation, Pink Purses, Martin Memorial Hospital, Haiti Relief Effort, Freedom Flight for WWII Vets by the Martin County Firefighters, Jupiter High Surf Team, Friends of Jupiter Beach, Vita Nova House, Furry Friends, and many others.

For more information, visit www.Guanabanas.com or call 561.747.8513.

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19th Annual Medical Marijuana Benefit Concert 3/18

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19th Annual Medical Marijuana Benefit Concert to be Held at The Wynwood Yard March 18

Ploppy Palace Productions, NORML of Florida & Modern Galaxy TV again host benefit concert featuring Trick Daddy, Grind Mode, DJ GQ, Telekinetic Walrus, Nag Champayons and more

Miami, FL – February 21, 2017 – An overwhelming 71% of Florida voters approved Amendment 2 on November 8, 2016, making medical marijuana legal in the state as of January 3, 2017. Yet, the fight still continues. With the state house and senate set to convene and create and or modify existing rules, there are still the issues of access and free market availability that need to be addressed. Add to that the specter of a newly-confirmed, ultra-conservative U.S. Attorney General, and one can see the path to medicinal cannabis relief is still hazy.

Enter the 19th Annual Medical Marijuana Benefit Concert hosted by Ploppy Palace Productions, NORML of Florida and Modern Galaxy TV, to be held at The Wynwood Yard (56 NW 29th Street, Miami, FL 33127) on SATURDAY, March 18, 2017. Tickets for the event, which is being billed as a “Celebration Festival”, are $15 in advance and available online at bit.ly/19thMMBC; show is open to those 18 and over. Admission for those aged 18 – 20 will be $25 at the door.

“For nearly two decades, Ploppy Palace Productions and NORML of Florida have combined an eclectic music festival with an informative conference to be a platform for community interaction,” says Ploppy Palace’s Flash, event organizer. “This dynamic forum has grown throughout the years, as the movement has strengthened. Our expanding coalition says that as long as it takes to change the laws and make medical marijuana accessible to those in need, the Medical Marijuana Benefit Concert will continue to fight to generate more public support!”

Live music acts include Trick Daddy, Grind Mode, DJ GQ, TelekineticWalrus, Tamboka, Nag Champayons, Rhythm Flow, Gypsy Cat, DJ Zehno, Mr. Grim Reapa, Orion, Bodizepha, Sarah Packiam and Marquise FairFusik kicks off the event at 4:20 p.m.

The confirmed speakers are: South Miami City Commissioner Walter Harris, former Florida State Senator Dwight Bullard, Dr. Jeffrey Kamlet, Dr. LindaKaplan, marijuana attorney Michael Minardi, NORML of Florida Executive Director Karen Goldstein and more. Spoken word artists include Alonso, Rio and others. There will be live art by Anibal Fernandez and more, as well as dance and performances by Elviza, Sofia Luna, Melody Gedeon, JasonWilliams and others to be announced.

Some of the vendors include: The Wallflower Gallery, Brickell Smoke Shop, Vape & Smoke ShopBiscayne, Progressive Rags, Nug Brand and more. Production support will be offered by Ploppy Palace Productions, Modern Galaxy TV, 7th Circuit Productions, The Wynwood Yard, Resurrection Drums, and Mut Communications.

As a fundraiser, Ploppy Palace, CMI Vibe Music and The Wheel Party have produced a compilation CD for the cause called Legalize It! Vol. 1: It’s Natural! Featuring 18 tracks of music, the collection is available now at www.legalizepot.us or on iTunes at https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/legalize-it!-its-natural/id745390408.

For more information, visit www.medicalmarijuanabenefitconcert.com or follow the movement on Twitter @MedMariConcert and Instagram on
@MedicalMarijuanaBenefitConcert, and the conversation using the hashtag #MMBC19.

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